I open a scientific article in PDF. I want to copy information in the article and paste it in a WORD document or as a comment I add to the PDF. But mistakes are made-
µL is copied as ml (an error X1000!) p< 0.05 is copied as p= 0.05 etc.
What can be done?
Copying scientific data is a major reason for purchasing the Pro product....
First of all, you can copy text from a PDF file using the free Adobe Reader. If you purchased Acrobat for that purpose, you shouldn't have.
I would guess that the problem is with the font encoding of the file. It happens quite a lot that non-compliant PDF producers cause one thing to appear on the screen and another to be used behind-the-scenes. Basically, short of recreating the file there's not much you can do about it. You should report this issue to the authors of the file. They need to take care of it on their end.
I don’t think copying formulae as text is viable. Layout can change meaning, even if all the characters make it unchanged. Frequently formulae will mix regular fonts, symbol fonts, layout features, and graphics. Screen shots, maybe.